Hi, I’m Manuel Martínez Lluís and I’m 18 years old. One of my favourite hobbies is flying racing drones. I spent a lot of time building, repairing, improving my drones, always trying to make the fastest one. But also, I like nature and I’m very aware of global pollution and the lack of water in many region of the world. So last year, with the help of two of my friends, we thought about joining these two passions to achieve a better world.Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
In our country around 70% of water is used in agriculture. Our project attempts to reduce this huge water use with the help of new technologies such as drones, remote sensing, 3D printing and more.This is what I think is one of the solutions for a sustainable future:
New technologies are always trying to solve little and huge problems, such as cleaning the oceans to eliminate microscopic bacterias from the water to human consumption. I think we should invest more in this type of technologies to bring a sustainable future where the water is treated as it should.
We are Manuel Martínez, Joan Viñallonga and Marc Pérez, students from the technological field. Our research project is called Remote sensing applied to precision agriculture. Our goal is to reduce the high water consumption in agriculture with new technologies. A multispectral camera coupled to a drone alongside an analysis of data obtained after multiple flights can help to reduce this consumption. Besides, we have focused on helping small farmers in our area monitoring and controlling their crops to improve productivity and have a more efficient use of water. In the long term, we would like to altruistically help farmers around the world since the agricultural sector is where more water is used and also wasted.